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in benghazi. the goal, to protect the people of libya. now a senior u.s. military official tells cnn the u.s. has launched its first air strikes in the western part of the country. those u.s. tomahawk missiles have landed in the area around tripoli and misrata. >> and this as moammar gadhafi sends letters to the u.n. and its allies warning them to stay out of his country. >> meanwhile, the leader behind the u.n. resolution gathered in paris today to map out the road ahead. french warplanes are circling over libya, enforcing that yuu. sanctioned no-fly zone. >> and they have flexed military muscle firing on a libyan military vehicle. our senior international correspondent, nic robertson, is joining us right now from tripoli. nic, there were some reports that there were loud booming noises. now perhaps we know in large part why. perhaps as a result of those u.s. tomahawk missile strikes? >> reporter: yeah. it's not possible for us to confirm it at the moment in tripoli. there certainly would be a number of targets here. the former u.s. air base east of the city here houses not only some of the
to building more nuclear power plants in the u.s. that is up from last year. >>> and now, it is just about that time to head it to the man, the birthday man today, wolf blitzer in "the situation room." wolf, to you. >>> thanks very much, brooke. happening now, two u.s. air force crew members make it out of a fighter jet crash in libya alive. we are taking you to the crash site and telling you how libyan rebels help keep one of them safe. >>> also, president obama is facing growing anger for ordering air strikes in libya without the approval of congress. now, one fellow democrat, even talking about possible impeachment. >>> and new u.s. assessments of the radiation risks from japan's nuclear crisis and new progress inside the plant to shed light on the damage from the sudan. i'm wolf blitzer. you are in "the situation room." >>> some very anxious hours for the u.s. military after the crash of a fighter jet, giving way to relief now that the two crew members are safely out of libya. defense officials confirming that both the pilot and the weapons officer have been rescued. they say the f-15
military action. how far will the u.s. and its allies go to enforce a u.n.-authorized no-fly zone? also this hour, a new level of crisis at japan's crippled snuk power plant. as the race goes on to heat down those reactors, officials now say this disaster is on par with the worst nuclear accident in u.s. history and mile after mile of destruction, search and rescue crews barely know where to begin. we're with emergency teams risking their own lives to save others. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> president obama says the world has given moammar gadhafi ample warning that his bloody assault on rebel forces will not stand. mr. obama putting gadhafi on notice just a while ago, a day after the u.n. security council approved the use of force to protect civilians in libya. the president says the libyan leader would commit atrocities if left unchecked and thousands of people could die. >> these terms are not subject to negotiation. if gadhafi does not comply with the resolution, the international community will impose consequences. and the resolution will be enforce enforc
problems. rebels rescued the weapons officer and turned him over to the united states. now, a u.s. team also picked up the pilot. he is now aboard the uss kearsergeant in the mediterranean. we'll have a live report shortly. >>> moammar gadhafi's ground forces are coming down hard on misrata right now. this amateur video appears to show a mortar shell that is landing near civilians. an opposition spokesman tells cnn the city will fall within hours unless the coalition helps. >> the carnage is too much to bear. this is the fifth day of shelling and destruction and carnage. we already have 77 deaths and we have a countless number of injuries and almost the whole center of the city now is unsafe because of snipers. we haven't seen international strikes since the first day of strikes and we are in urgent need of help quarterback otherwise misrata will be overrun tonight. >> before and after satellite photoses confirm that a mosque in zawiya will be destroyed. the mosque served as a command center for the resistance during the time they controlled zahyiya. >>> a spoke woman says one of three
>>> i want to on "nightline" another war? the breaking plus. u.s. and allies prepare to intervene in the bloody war in libya after the u.n. authorizes military action against gadhafi's forces. >> and in a worldwide exclusive, gadhafi's sons talk from tripoli tonight. >>> plus, nuclear code red. we have the latest on the desperate efforts of the japanese to stop the deadly chain of events from turning into a all-out nuclear catastrophe. are they at the point of no return? >>> and the inconvenient truth. the race to cool a stockpile of radioactive fuel rods getting dangerously hot and what scientists fear if that race is lost. captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> good evening. i'm cynthia mcfadden. we begin in libya where the u.s. and its allies appear poised to take military action on the heels of a u.n. resolution earlier this evening imposing a no-fly zone over the country and authorizing quote, all necessary measures to protect civilians. hours earlier, libya -- we spoke to gadhafi's son. christiane joins me now. you were just in libya, what can you tell us? >> well, i think they
. >> and ed henry is traveling with the u.s. president obama in south america. and in japan martin savidge is live in tokyo. >> retired general wesley clark and psychologist wendy walsh join us for analysis. >> i want to welcome our international viewers from around the world. i'm don lemon. >> and i'm jonathan mann from cnn international. let's get you caught up now on the latest news. >> we start in libya where the u.s. fired the first missiles inside libya just a short time ago. before that, french fighter jets made the first strike against moammar gadhafi's forces, destroying military vehicles. the international community is enforcing the u.n.'s no-fly zone over libya, pressuring gadhafi to stop killing his own people. we'll have a live report from tripoli in just a few minutes. >>> president obama, meantime, weighing in on the libya situation in brazil, the first day of his five-day trip. the president emphasized this is an international operation, the u.s. only playing its part along with a number of others. he also said the use of force was not the first choice but the international
the president's plan. >>> fallout fears. the pentagon considers the mandatory evacuation of all u.s. military personnel threatened by radiation in japan as the first american victim of the tragedy is found. >>> and medical marvel. a texas man gets the first full facial transplant in the u.s. this is the "cbs morning news" facial transplant in the u.s. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, march 22nd, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. this morning allied forces are working to expand the no fly zone over libya. overnight tripoli was targeted for the third day in a row and there is growing discord among the allies and here in this country over the u.s. role. susan mcginnis is in washington with more. >> reporter: several days of attacks on libya are having their intended effect according to u.s. officials, even so, more in congress are questioning the president's decisions. anti-aircraft fire erupted in tripoli overnight as moammar gadhafi's forces battled a fresh round of air strikes. u.s. officials say days of attacks on the regi
launched by the u.s. and other countries. president obama again making the case for why the u.s. went in, but how does it end? >>> in japan, the disaster deepens with new problems at the nuclear plant. there are new fears about food safety and an american family has received the worst possible news about their daughter. our teams are on the ground. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. in addition to two wars on two other fronts, the united states military tonight is engaged against libya. the attacks are in the form of air strikes. 32 of them in just the last 24 hours. about half now being carried out by u.s. aircraft. and there have been 136 cruise missiles launched. only eight of them by british armed forces. the rest launched by the u.s. they have hit targets up and down the libyan coastline, mostly aimed at libyan defenses, so the coalition aircraft can begin enforcing that no-fly zone over a larger portion of the country. the united states says moammar gadhafi is not a target personally, but president obama says the u.s. acted in
the u.s. military is getting ready to take an extraordinary step evacuating troops from the island. >>> and i'm kiran chetry. no relief in sight for homeowners. new numbers showing how weak the housing market is. and even more troubling, analysts said we may not have hit bottom yet. "american morning" starts right now. >>> all right. it is tuesday, march 22nd. a lot of news this morning. again, it's been a wild couple of weeks. >> and it's well into the day in japan. already another two earthquakes today. we're well into the 600s in terms of aftershocks and tremors. more concerns there. >> we're going to bring everybody up to date on that. but first, we're going to start with libya. coalition forces hammering moammar gadhafi's forces and positions as the head of forces in libya said the coalition flew 80 missions yesterday more than half of them by countries other than the united states. also saying that the dictator's momentum has been stopped, at least for now. but in misrata, which is a key city two hours east of tripoli, people are saying that civilians are still being massacre
numbers picked out. thanks so much. >> it's five bucks. all right. i'll do it. good luck to all of us. see you tomorrow. it's 9:00 a.m. on the east coast. 6:00 a.m. in the west. i'm carol costello sitting in for kyra phillips. we begin in libya. new day and new sounds of violence in tripoli. explosions and anti-aircraft fire echo across the capital. we'll get the latest from there. >>> witnesses say in government tanks and snipers are in the center of misurata and thofrs a hospitals are overflowing. gadhafi says he will defeat the coalition by any method. and that coalition is growing. this morning we learned that kuwait and jordan joining the list of countries against gadhafi. just minutes ago turkey joined the group. it will provide warships and a submarine to enforce an arms embargo against libya. this military action could be long and drawn out. here's what president obama said about that in an interview with cnn. >> gadhafi may try to hunker down and wait it out even in the face of a no-fly zone even though his forces have been degraded. but keep in mind that we don't just have milita
@captioncolorado.com >>> good morning. breaking news. a u.s. war plane crashes in libya but the americans are board are said to be safe after a third night of attacks on tripoli and growing diplomatic battles who should take the lead in this mission. we will get the latest from libya and talk with senator john mccain about what is next for the u.s. and its allies. >>> fallout fears. japanese officials say the struggle to control leaking radiation at a crippled nuclear plant could go on for weeks as water in one of the storage pools becomes dangerously hot. concerns continue to grow over radiation leaking into the food and water supply while the death toll continues to skyrocket, "early" this tuesday morning, march 22nd, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "the early show" here on a tuesday morning. chris wragge along with erica hill. you're seeing pictures of an f-15 eagle strike down over libya late last night. >> breaking news we are following this morning. we want to get you the very late evidentest on that american fighter jet. you can see it crashed and what happened to the two on bors, david
there is a >>> good evening tonight from the coast of japan where all of us at abc news are bringing you a story we have never seen before. we know the crushing impact of that earthquake and the tsunami that swept away thousands and thousands of lives, but word tonight of an issue at a nuclear site which at the very least could be uncharted territory. there are three reactors at one location in trouble. we know that two had explosions releasing some radiation, and now word that at a third reactor, uranium rods with core heat of 3,400 degrees have been partially or perhaps entirely exposed raising the question of a nuclear power meltdown. the japanese have now called in american nuclear experts and the international atomic energy agency. even as those new images remind us of the violent events on friday, in the north an entire town whose houses rode the rapids today flattened by the water. a minivan, no match for the jet speed waves, and this is what the passengers saw as the brown waters overwhelmed the airport as they waited to board their plane. our team is out across
. stated, a united nations not substitute for a u.s. n does political and military strategy. defense secretary robert gates says the u.s. coulturn or control of the operation as early as surday. but the terms of the transition are still being scussed by coreato allies. flyi a larger share of t combat strikes. but the rest is up in the air. terrell brown, c news,he unitedations. >>> early is morning, israeli aircraft hit targets on the gaza strip. israel says the attacks are in response ta round of shelling anwednesday's deadly bombing in jerusalem. a crowded bus was bombed in one woman was killed and more than 20 otrs wounded. iseli authities blame exposed to radiation at than, te crippled nuclearower pla. installing electrical wires, and treatment.o hospitr als fo say radiation levels in tokyo d its water supply have returned to safe levels. but remain high in two nearby nehborhoods. the numberf timad dead and missing from the quake and tsunami now over 25,000. >>> movie icon elizabeth taylor will be buried later this week. taylor died yesterday. she's being remembered as much for
practiced that, the plan may have left us in trouble. >> rick bissell, american red cross, thank you so much. >>> thank you so much for joining us this morning. we want to know what you think about the program and what's important to your family. send us an e-mail to your bottom line or send me a comment on tastebook and twitte twitter @christineromans. >>> good morning. in libya, the battle for benghazi escalates this morning, and as you can see from these dramatic images, this fighter plane controlled by the opposition has gone down in flames. this happening while leader moammar gadhafi telling president obama and the world that men, women and children are ready to die for him. >>> also in japan, everyone keeping a close eye on those nuclear reactors still too hot and under pressure. we'll tell you about the extreme measures under way to prevent a new tragedy and new fear that radiation may have already seeped into the food supply. from the cnn center in atlanta, georgia, this is your cnn saturday morning for this march 19th. good to be back with you. i'm t.j. holmes. we do want to start w
the operation began 24 hours ago. u.s. joint chiefs of staff chairman admiral mike mullin said most of gadhafi's air defense systems and airfields have been taken out. libyan ground forces have been hit and a no-fly zone is in effect. gadhafi called the coalition nations "the new nazis" and he is vowing to fight back. >> we will be victorious. we will achieve victory on behalf of the people. we have allah with us. you have the devil on your side. [ gunfire ] >> and that is just some of the anti-aircraft fire we heard coming from inside tripoli two hours ago as we were talking to nic robertson. >> right after that, word came about the cease-fire coming from the libyan army, but of course there have been conflicting reports as to whether the army, whether the gadhafi government as a whole is embracing what what one spokesperson said there would be cease-fire that would have started about an hour ago and of course, u.s. military and the coalition nations are now saying this is a wait and see. >> yeah, indeed it is. you know there are a lot of nations enforcing the united nations no-fly zone and t
residents not to worry about radiation plume expected to reach the u.s. later today. >>> also this morning another major story unfolding. the u.n. backed libya's rebels approving a no-fly zone and clearing the path for military action against moammar gadhafi as early as today. we'll bring you the very latest from both libya and japan, "early" this friday morning, march 18th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> and good friday morning to you, i'm erica hill. >> i'm chris wragge. good morning to you. following two major stories on the "early" show this morning. >> of course we're looking at japan. but libya, as we mentioned briefly, the u.n. security council voting to approve that no-fly zone. as you can imagine, there are some strong reaction from moammar gadhafi. he's seen in the video there. many saying this really does pave the way for a military action. what could that mean? what could it look like? we'll get you the very latest on that coming up here. >> exactly. but first let's begin with the very latest on the disaster in japan. the danger level is being raised in
room." >>> now, breaking news. urgent new teams to cool down an overheated reactor. now the u.s. government is stepping in to evacuate possibly thousands of americans from the country and get them away from any nuclear danger. secretary of state hillary clinton tells our wolf blitzer she's worried about the health and saved of americans in japan even as she heads home from tunis tunisia. i'm candy crowley, you're in "the situation room." nuclear experts say the new attempt to douse an overheated reactor has been somewhat effective. helicopters, fire trucks and police water cannons all have been deployed. we are told that radiation levels dipped, but they are still high, so the frarchtic work to prevent a full-scale meltdown goes on. cnn's anna coren is nil tokyo. just bring us up to date. >> well, candidate, it's entering the seventh day of this crisis, and now at the fukushima daiichi plant trying to bring this situation under control. we saw the pictures of the helicopters, trying to spray water onto the reactors. those crews had to get out because of the radiation levels incr
, and the u.s. are scrambling to enforce a no-fly zone over libya now that the u.n. security council has authorized all necessary measures. cnn international correspondent nic robertson is live in tripoli. good morning, nic. >> reporter: good morning, christine. well, we've already heard from the deputy foreign minister here who says he doesn't expect immediate air strikes here, but wouldn't say what preparations the army or anyone else in the country may be taking to defend the country with this new u.n. resolution. when he was asked about the cease-fire that the resolution calls for, he seemed to indicate that the government here was going to take some time to do that. they didn't have anyone to negotiate with that they would put it in place. but this was something that was going to take time. seemed to hint that the army here may plan to continue with some of its offensive. that offensive was going on in the east, and we have no updated information from that front line this morning, christine. >> does this u.n. resolution paint -- does it paint them into a corner, gadhafi and his alli
on the u.s. for more help. the non-stop battle. >>> japan's newest heroes, firefighters volunteering to fight the nuclear monster. >>> good morning. we begin with breaking news in the middle east. the u.s. and allies are preparing for a military strike against the government of moammar gadhafi. >> it comes after a vote from the u.n. security council to protect civilians at all costs. good morning, emily. >> reporter: good morning to you. for weeks now, the world condemned moammar gadhafi's people. now this puts force behind the words. four decades of moammar gadhafi's rule are challenged with a vote. >> translator: ten votes in favor. zero votes against. >> reporter: the u.n. security council voted a no-fly zone to protect rebels. >> this resolution demands an immediate cease-fire and an end to violence and attacks to civilians. >> reporter: this comes weeks after rebel resis tense. gadhafi said attacks are imminent. he said we are coming. we are looking for the traitors and should have no mercy or c e compassi compassion. gadhafi's son said his family is not afraid. >> what is your
? captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody, and thanks for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. the nuclear crisis in japan moves into its second week. and this morning, the head of the u.n.'s nuclear energy agency says japan is racing against the clock. here's the latest. engineers hope to reconnect electricity to at least two of the reactors at the fukushima daiichi power plant sometime today. but, it is unclear if any of the cooling systems will work. smoke is rising from reactor number 2, but officials don't know why. fire trucks are now being used to spray water on the plant, and attempts to use helicopters have been discontinued. japanese officials said today they are asking the u.s. government for help. charlie d'agata is in niigata, japan, with more. good morning, charlie. >> reporter: good morning to you, betty. nobody is watching the events unfolding at the nuclear power plant more closely than the people here. many who were evacuated from the region around that plant and wonder if they'll ever be able to go home. fire trucks resumed blasting water onto japan's crippl
by cbs >>> good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. this morning the nuclear crisis triggered by last friday's massive earthquake is quickly getting worse. this morning there was an explosion at a third reactor at the fukushima daiichi power plant. it came after a fourth unit caught fire. that fire was extinguished. the levels were, quote, very high and now poses a threat to human health and there is a high risk that more radiation will escape. residents within 19 miles of the plant have been told to stay indoors. high than normal radiation levels have been detected in tokyo which is about 150 miles to the south. the official death toll from the quake and the tsunami has topped 2400, but entire towns have vanished and it is estimated more than 10,000 perished. charlie d'agata is in oyama with more. what is the latest there? >> reporter: good morning. well, this is the road that leads from tokyo to the stricken nuclear power plants and as you can see, there has been a steady flow of traffic and right now the critical question is how concentrated is that leak, whether
of the outer slopes are very, very -- a bit misleading. >> gerard fryer with us on the line. we appreciate you giving us time and perspective. we will continue to check in with you this morning. >> we're going to take a quick break and "american morning," special edition, covering the latest on this earthquake and tsunami. we'll be right back. wrench? wrench. basic. preferred. at meineke i have options on oil changes. and now i get free roadside assistance with preferred or supreme. my money. my choice. my meineke. time to face the pollen that used to make me sneeze. but with zyrtec® liquid gels, i get fast, 24-hour allergy relief. so i feel better by the time we tee off. zyrtec® liquid gels work fast, so i can love the air®. the one time of year red lobster creates so many irresistible ways to treat yourself to lobster. like our new lobster-and-shrimp trio with a parmesan lobster bake, our decadent lobster lover's dream with both sweet maine and buttery rock lobster tails and eleven more choices, each served with a salad and unlimited cheddar bay biscuits. come celebrate lobsterfest right
,, >>> breaking news. a u.s. warplane crashes in libya, but the americans on board are said to be safe, this after a third night of attacks on tripoli in growing diplomatic battles on who should take the lead. we'll talk with senator john mccain about what's next for the u.s. and its allies. >>> and fallout fears. japanese officials say the struggle to control leaking radiation at a crippled nuclear plant could go on for weeks as water in a store annual pool becomes dangerously hot. concerns grow while the death toll continues to sky rocket early this tuesday morning march toll continues to sky rocket early this tuesday morning march 22nd, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "the early show." chris wragge along with erica hill. you're seeing pictures of an f-15-e strike eagle down over libya late last night. >> and that is the breaking news we're following this morning. we want to get you the latest on that american fighter jet. it did crash. what happened to the two on board? david martin joins us from the pentagon with the latest. >> reporter: the headline is tha
. the airport will use tanker trucks to refuel planes today. >>> for a fifth straight day, coalition warplanes bombed military targets around libya's capital today. state tv showed what it said was a military base in flames. coalition air strikes on gadhafi forces outside misrata haven't stopped the shelling of those cities. >>> in yemen, a president under fire puts his supporters on the streets in a noisy demonstration. president salah is under intense pressure to step down immediately, but he is refusing. several of salah's key generals and diplomats switched sides after he launched a bloody crackdown last week. >>> in japan, levels of radioactive iodine in tokyo's water system, they dropped significantly today. officials say it is now safe for babies to drink tap water or for parents who use tap water in formula. but still the city handed out about a quarter million bottles of water today to homes with kids. >>> two fukushima nuclear workers are now in the hospital today for possible radiation poisoning. the men stepped in a puddle while laying cable at the plant. water seeped through the p
stan grant has been monitoring the rapidly changing developments at the fukushima plants. he joins us live from the tokyo bureau. what's the latest? this is a fast-changing picture, isn't it? >> reporter: it certainly is. what i want to bring you, first of all, is this address to the people by the emperor. this is an extraordinarily rare event. and this was a taped video message played across television networks where he talked about how he cares for the people. the people need to support -- saying the people of japan together can rebuild an even stronger country. separate from the actual taped video message, he also sent a message to the television that we're expecting -- brought to the people, of course. >> stan grant there joining us from tokyo. andrew? >>> well, obviously some very windy times there up in tokyo at the moment, which could be good or bad for the residents of tokyo. radiation levels in the city already certainly higher than normal. >>> also in tokyo today, some good news finally in the financial markets. after two days of major losses on the tokyo stock exchange, tod
>>> tonight on "nightline," another war? breaking news. the u.s. and its allies prepare to intervene in the bloody war in libya, after the u.n. authorizing military action against colonel gadhafi's forces. and, in a worldwide exclusive, gadhafi's son saif talks from tripoli tonight to christiane amanpour. >>> plus, nuclear code red. we have the latest on the desperate efforts of the japanese to stop a deadly chain of events from turning into an all-out nuclear catastrophe. are they at the point of no return? >>> and, theinconvenient truth. the race to cool the fuel rods getting dangerously hot. and what scientists fear can happen if that race is lost. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadenden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," march 17th, 2011. >> good evening, i'm cynthia mcfadden. we begin tonight in libya, where the u.s. and its allies appear poised to take military action on the heels of a u.n. resolution earlier this evening, imposing a no-fly zone over the country and authorizing, quote, all necessar
'm erica hill. good to have you with us this morning. we begin with that ongoing pain at the pump, which you have likely noticed. the unrest in the middle east has sent gas prices soaring over the past few weeks. a gallon of gasoline now averages which is 78 cents higher than it was just one year ago. cbs news business and economics correspondent rebecca jarvis joins us from a gas station here in manhattan with more on that price spike and how washington may respond to it. rebecca, good morning. >> good morning, erica. and this is a scene we're really seeing play out across gas stations throughout the country. prices back near $4 a gallon in some places. they even are paying $4 a gallon. back where prices were in 2008. and now the government is considering getting involved. unrest in the middle east has gasoline prices here soaring. in just two weeks prices at the pump have jumped 33 cents. that's the second biggest increase in that amount of time, ever. >> $65 for gas. pretty unbelievable. >> reporter: u.s. drivers are currently paying an average of $3.51 a gallon. with libya's oil fiel
>> thanks for joining us, see you later. >>> tonight on "world news," an abc news exclusive. martha raddatz right off the coast of libya where those american jets are taking off to pound gadhafi targets. tonight, she's with the american commander who will soon hand over power. and the inside story behind that dramatic rescue of american pilots, ejecting from 22,000 feet. >>> air scare in this country. swift action after "world news" last night here. those two planes landing, the air traffic controller asleep. and what we discovered about 30 other airports tonight. >>> breakthrough. what we just learned about congresswoman gabby giffords. >>> medical mystery. is there a link between something in your home, your kitchen, and early menopause? >>> and, the changing modern family. what we're all learning from gloria tonight. >> the people here, the best. >>> and good evening on this thursday. just as we go on the air tonight, we're learning of an agreement for the u.s. to hand over a huge part of that bold operation over libya. and tonight, an abc news exclusive. martha raddatz with extr
, david muir, back with us. >> always great to be by your side especially on a morning of breaking news. >> you were reporting this on "world news" last night. more missile strikes for the u.s. and allies against libya. now there is growing concern over how gadhafi will respond and whether he'll make good on his threat of terrorism. >>> and the latest from japan this morning. officials there saying the death toll now tops 18,000 this morning. an incredible number. and new concerns about radiation. contaminating, not only the tap water, but the vegetables there and seafood. we'll have a live report from the quake zone. >>> and in this country, a spring roared in california. snow, ice, rock slides shutting down major highways this morning. sam is standing by with the very latest on that. >> the first full day of spring, david. >>> let's get right to libya. and the latest actions by the u.s. and its allies. french fighter jets for the third day in a row, headed to libya. we have a team of correspondents, covering all of the angles this morning, starting with martha raddatz, in washington w
. joining us now from jerusalem, david horowitz, ed tore of the "washington post." he will be joining us about what's happening on the ground. we're looking at pictures out of jerusalem. you can see the scene there. a lot of questions, chaotic scene as people scramble to safety to figure out what had actually occurred, what took place. this comes amid a great deal of tension in the middle east, and this is just the latest that we have seen this coming out of israel between israelis and the palestinians, a conflict, and as you know, a peace that has not been achieved in that particular area. we are still waiting for more information, but you can tell from the pictures there, folks are on the phone, trying to get information, clearing the streets, the emergency personnel trying to evacuate the scene. we understand that we have a medic who is on the phone now who is joining us. sir, can you give us your name? >> i am with the american services. >> where are you now? >> i'm on the scene. we are nearly two hours after the explosion. it occurred a few minutes after 3:00 our time next to a bus
far. there is a tsunami warning in hawaii and parts of the u.s. west coast today friday, march hawaii and parts of the u.s. west coast today friday, march 11, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> welcome to "today" on this friday morning. i'm meredith vieira. >> i'm ann curry in for matt. this was a powerful earthquake. the images are stunning out of japan. it shows the tsunami sweeping inland, some 60 miles over farmland in sendai japan, 200 miles north of tok yochlt cars, housings, buildings being swept out with this massive wave. >> it started with an 8.9 magnitude quake that hit around 2:45 p.m. local time. it is the largest quake in japan's recorded history and the fifth strongest quake in the world in the past 111 years. there have been at least 19 aftershocks, including several stronger than last month's devastating quake in new zealand. a tsunami warning has been extended to include hawaii and parts along the u.s. west coast. >> when it starts to hit the continental shelf it moves as fast as 500 miles per hour, the speed of a jumbo jet. the first wave is exp
, everybody, and thanks for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. this morning, the situation at japan's crippled fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant has gone from critical to desperate. the plant has suffered severe damage and so far, efforts to gain control have failed. here's the latest. a surge in radiation levels forced the remaining workers at the plant to temporarily withdraw. early this morning, a second fire broke out at reactor number four. this one may involve the outer shell of the containment building. and japanese officials also say the outer containment building of another reactor may have been compromised. charlie d'agata is in takasaki japan with more this morning. he joins us. good morning, charlie, what's the latest there? >> good morning to you, betty. the latest is, thankfully, the fire is out, and the plant's operators said they've been able to stabilize the temperature and the pressure in that critical unit. the reactor has gone -- at the same time the japanese government said it's now time to ask the military for help. efforts to prevent a full-blown nuclear disaster suf
tonight that going to church could be making us overweight. >>> and amazing grace. the unthinkable obstacles facing this bride to be. but she is determined to walk down that aisle. >>> and good evening. we begin tonight with startling numbers about a new super bug now spreading. it's one of our biggest fears when a loved one goes into the hospital. the fear they'll catch one of those infections that antibiotics can't fight. tonight, it's all hands on deck at several hospitals to stop this from spreading. yunji de nies is in los angeles. the hardest hit city so far. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, david. health officials here in los angeles were stunned to find this brand new infection spreading. it is deadly and it is now surfacing across the country. and even our most powerful medicines, like this cipro, are unable to stop it. it may be the most dangerous super bug to date, spreading through hospitals, nursing homes and short-term care facilities. officials in southern california now identify more than 350 cases. people becoming gravely ill from this new infection known a
ababab >>> making news this tuesday ll the u.s. lead the quest to crush gadhafi's forces? >>> severe spring weather. one of california's biggest rainmakers ever. spawning blizzards and tornadoes across the country. >>> and dancing debut. kirstie alley, even the karate kid, begin their quest for the mirrorball trophy. >>> good morning. the no-fly zone in libya appears easier to enforce this morning after another round of military might. >> here, now, are the latest developments from libya. u.s.-led air strikes lit up the skies over tripoli for a third night. >> but the american military commanders are looking to hand over control of this operation as soon as possible. >> president obama says, while moammar gadhafi needs to go, the libyan leader is not the target of the air strikes. emily schmidt begins our coverage this morning in washington. good morning, emily. >> reporter: rob and peggy, good morning to you. moammar gadhafi has kept an uncharacteristically low profile the past couple of days. no signs of him amidst all the signs of an expanding no-fly
with cbs news correspondent harry smith who joins us on the phone this morning from sendai. harry, you need to stay inside at this point? >> reporter: well, a little bit vague, to be perfectly honest. they prefer we say inside. we were outside all day and plenty of rescue operations and normal citizens going about their business today in sendai. we are several hours north of fukushima where the crippled nuclear reactor is. it looks like the japanese are losing their battle to get control of that place, as we say, fukushima, which is a couple of hours south of where we are, well, there was even more bad news today. fears of a nuclear disaster grew today following a third explosion and fire, the largest so far at the crippled fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant. >> translator: the reading of the level seems very high. and there is still a very high risk of further radioactive material. >> reporter: workers were struggling to prevent meltdowns of three reactors at the site when the fourth reactor blew. the fire that followed is believed to be the source of the elevated radiation. some 70,000
morning, march 14th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> and thanks for joining us on this monday morning. you can see, these are just some of the images which have been coming in, and frankly, they speak for themselves. they're just unimaginable. >> the devastation that we first saw here friday morning, and now, in the days after this disaster in japan, we continue to get more images, more video of exactly the impact that this is having on this nation and the people there. damage estimates in the tens of billions of dollars. but, of course you can't put a dollar figure on the loss of life. and the loss of life as the death toll estimates continue to increase hour by hour in the region. >> they do. and you hear those numbers and you know how well-prepared japan was to deal with something of this magnitude. frightening to think what could have been. the sheer magnitude of this catastrophe is frankly, staggering. the numbers barely begin to tell the story but they do give you a very good idea of where we stand at this hour. the official death toll is currently 2800. one po
are feared dead. a cnn i-reporter sent us this video at the moment the 9.0 earthquake struck. shot it at a tokyo department store. remember, tokyo is 230 miles from the epicenter of the quake. >>> well, in the persian gulf country of bahrain today, security forces drove anti-government forces from a central plaza in manama. two protesters along with two police officers were killed. doctors at bahrain's main hospital say security forces stormed the hospital targeting medical staff. >>> more on japan. the u.s. military is providing equipment to help crews battling this nuclear crisis. that is in addition to conducting relief and rescue missions. our pentagon correspondent chris lawrence has more on what the troops are doing and what steps the military's taking to protect them. >> we just learned that the u.s. military has given the japanese two water trucks in order to help cool down that malfunctioning reactor at the fukushima power plant. the japanese workers were trained on how to use those trucks at a u.s. military base near tokyo, and then those workers have taken the truck out
." >>> as we follow the breaking news my colleague hala gorani is joining us from the cnn center as well. a chaotic scene that's going hon in tripoli, hala. we've been watching it for some time. they rolled out the red carpet for moammar gadhafi. he shows up, and we expect him to start speaking to reporters literally any minute now. coverage of that, but it's a dramatic moment in this civil war. >> indeed it is. we saw moammar gadhafi, wolf, just a few minutes ago walk in with his trademark sunglasses and turban surrounded by security. earlier it was reported he arrived in a convoy of vehicles, wolf. there are about 100 journalists. you see the scrum there. 100 plus journalists waiting for six house hours and as you mentioned with moammar gadhafi, it's always a guessing game? will he address reporters one by one, a news conference, in five minutes or five hours? it's always an open question. >> hala, let's go right to the scene and our own nic robertson is in tripoli standing by. nic, from your vantage point you've seen gadhafi showing up. where is this now. >> i just looked around and t
for being with us. >> a lot to cover this morning. in japan, the number of dead and the level of fear are rising fast. here are the latest developments in what is likely to be the costliest natural disaster the world has ever witnessed. more than 3,700 have been killed. close to 8,000 people are missing following friday's 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami. >> japanese officials fear it may have been caused by a breach in the containment vessel of reactor number three. officials are now bringing in helicopters to drop water into a cooling pond through the damaged roof of the reactor hoping to slow or stop any meltdowns. >>> for several hours last night, things grew so tense at the power plant, work was suspended and everyone there was told to evacuate. now, they've now returned to the facility. let's go to senior international correspondent stan grant live in tokyo with us this morning. they told everyone to leave and now they're back working again furiously to get the situation under control. >> reporter: yeah, absolutely, christine. the story today has been radiation. these worker
military saying that 19 u.s. warplanes including f-15s and 16s conducted air strikes against libyan air defenses. admiral mike mullen telling cnn no-fly zone is in effect. and in japan, death toll continues to rise. it is up to more than 8,200 now. we have good news today, two survivors were found after nine days trapped. that's going to do it for us here. do want to hand it over now to candy crowley and "state of the union." >>> this morning, u.s. and international forces have effectively put in place the no-fly zone in libya. that was preceded by a furious assault of tomahawk missiles from allied forces at sea. >> this is just the first phase of what will likely be a multiphase military operation designed to enforce the united nations resolution and denied the libyan regime, at built to use force against its own people. >> the days of tough talk are over. the attack on lib yashgs tya an latest from mike mullen, centcom commander admiral william fallon and general richard meyers. then senators john mccain and joe lieberman. >> i think we can turn this tide. >> it's late. but it's n
will not give up. there will not -- they will not terrorize us. we are making fun of their rockets. the libyans are laughing at these rockets. >> plus, the risks of a war come front and center. usf-15 crashes in libya, its pilot and munitions officer forced to eject and float into the middle of a civil war. they are safe tonight. we'll explain the daring rescue operation with the help of someone who knows just how they work, former air force captain scott o'grady, who was shot down over bosnia 16 years ago. let's look at the battle with the questions raised by colonel gadhafi's refusal to meet the dpe meadowlands of president obama and the united nations coalition. most of the last four days have played out along the northern coast. saturday the attacks began, cruise missiles and air strikes in the key northern cities. sunday, the attacks intensified. especially more air strikes and the beginning of attacks on gadhafi's ground forces. again on monday, more cruise missiles and the attacks on the ground forces not only in the east near ben ghazi but over here as well. tuesday, in the last 24 hour
the latest on tonight's fighting. but as president obama leads the u.s. into a third war in a muslim country, many wonder who exactly are we fighting for? we'll take you on a journey to a rebel stronghold for answers. >>> nuclear reality check. it's in the air, it's in the food, it's in the ocean. the fallout from japan's atomic catastrophe. do we know how far the radiation is spreading? what you need to know. >>> and the best kiss. this one was good. that one wasn't bad but no two hollywood smooches are alike. what was the greatest of all, the results next. >>> good evening, i'm bill weir. missiles and muzzle fire are lighting up the north african sky tonight as america and her allies continue to destroy the defenses of moammar gadhafi. the mission, according to president obama, was to stop the libyan dictate they are slaughtering more of his own people, but getting rid of gadhafi, not our job. for the moment, that task is still in the hands of a ragged group of rebels, and with more american blood and treasure on the line alexander markardt set out to find out. >> reporter: hundreds of cru
back. we want to get you a quick update from libya and bengz. we have more. what can you tell us about the fighting specifically in misurata and ajdabiya? >> reporter: the ports continue by opposition forces for the key city of ajddabiya, showing the conflict is far from over and shows the stage is set for what could be a complicated and long, drown-out war. let's talk about ajdabiya. strategically critical city for both sides. widely viewed as the front line in this conflict. over the past 24 hours, opposition forces have gained key ground toward ajdabiya. this a town that opposition forces had, they lost it to gadhafi foersrces. at once with the implementation of a no-fly zone, forces started moving forward over the past 24, 3 hours. they've -- 36 hours. they've come to within a few kilometers of the city with heavy fighting. nine people dead over the past 24 hours. six people injured. let's move west to misurata. another key city just west of the capital of tripoli. that's where witnesses say gadhafi loyalists, gadhafi troops are terrorizing, picking off civilians indistricriminate
us. >> from all of us here, thanks for watching. >>> tonight on "world news," the end of an era. elizabeth taylor, the last of the larger than life movie stars, and the woman who introduced american women to million dollar salaries, and a fever pitch of celebrity. barbara walters on how she lived her life and the way she changed everything. >>> danger in the water. now babies are at risk from radiation in the tap water in japan. how could a mother reverse the effects? >>> flying blind? one of the busiest skies in america, word that the air traffic controller may have been asleep in the tower? >>> and, become a memory superstar, as we show you the latest on how to remember those names, lists, even, where did i put the keys? >>> good evening. as we begin tonight, the last of the legendary superstars has died. a superstar from an era when american movies were so powerful, the whole globe feasted on our celluloid dreams. and her face. elizabeth taylor died of heart failure today at 79. and every generation of americans knew her and followed her turbulent life. the girl with the viol
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